Festival Leadership

The Baby Fold Staff

  • President & CEO: Dianne Schultz 309.451.7201
  • Vice President of Development and Public Relations: Aimee Beam 309.451.7206
  • Assistant Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving: Norris Porter 309.451.7204
  • Coordinator of Development Operations: Jessica McLane 309.451.7205
  • Executive Assistant and Project Manager: Sam Guillory 309.452.7202
  • Development and Public Relations Coordinator: Jill Riesenberg 309.451.7203
  • Christian Life Coordinator: Rev. Lori Bultemeier 309.557.1075

Standing Committees

  • Sponsorships: Norris Porter, Jill Riesenberg, and Sam Guillory
  • Auction: Carolyn Yockey
  • Presentation: Dr. Danielle Miller-Schuster
  • Sugarplum Showcase: Amy Ponce and Ann Gilmore
  • Gingerbread Village: Jean Kaufman and Linda Park
  • Enchanted Forest: Ashley Montgomery and Emily Nafziger
  • Jingle Bell Junction: Illinois Wesleyan University’s Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Special Areas: Ashley Walter
    • Dasher’s Deals: Veronica Williams-Hall 
    • Frosty’s Family Photos: Veronica Williams-Hall
    • Coffee Shop: Rev. Lori Bultemeier and Connie Burks
    • Cookie Shop: COUNTRY Financial employees
  • Bake Shop: Charlotte Talkington
  • Entertainment: Juliana Nelson
  • Decorating: Lyndsie Schlink
  • Customer Experience: Lindsey Powell, Ann Harding, Abbie Hendee, Breana Pajor, and Martha Everman
  • Greeters: Members of Normal First U.M.C.
  • Volunteers: TBD
  • Operations/Logistics: Jessica McLane and Dennis Costello
  • Festival Treasurer: Martha Everman